The all new Camaro has been launched last year and it is the second redesigned muscle car to hit the market after the all-new Mustang. Because of that its high-performance versions are still unavailable for sale which put GM behind Ford which already has its high-performance GT350 and its R version on sale. This is about to change though because a few days ago GM launched the all new ZL-1 and it seems that the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 is quite close too. While the ZL-1 is the all out high all around high-performance machine, the Z-28 is a bit more focused on track use, so it will come with a lot of upgrades over the regular version which will also be visible on the acquisition price.
Engine and Specs
Many people said that the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 was going to use the same engine that can be found in the ZL-1 Corvette or Camaro but this seems to not be true especially since the camouflaged version of the car was quieter than the ZL-1 models and it didn’t have the specific whine of a supercharger. Also, the exhaust note was quite a bit more different which may suggest that GM is, in fact, going to release the car with a new all-aluminum V8 that will offer just enough power and torque to make it a true race car. Early rumors suggested that they might be working on an evolution of the 7 liters naturally aspirated V8 called the LT7 but this might not be true. Considering how quiet the test car was we could say that the model is, in fact, turbocharged and because it will likely be out on the market in 2017, Cadillac’s 4.8 liters twin-turbocharged V8 would make a good contender for the car. Despite being turbocharged the engine is lighter than the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter V8 and it is just as powerful. In fact, in the Z-28 the engine may offer closer to 550 horsepower and over 500 lb-ft of torque, close to the Mustang but thanks to its turbochargers it should be faster. Unlike the previous model, the car is expected to come with a new high speed 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Despite the fact the design of the car is likely unfinished at this point, the car spied testing a few days ago looks to be quite a bit more aggressive than the all new ZL-1 or even than the older Z-28. It features a more aggressive air dam in the front, a large rear wing which may be used for active aerodynamics as well as wider wheel arches that house much wider tires both in the front and at the back.
The interior is an unknown but rumors suggest the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 will come with a bit more comfort features than before such as air conditioning and an infotainment system, both missing from the older model.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 Price
We know that the car is close because a few weeks ago the Z-28 was actually spied at the Nurburgring and from the looks of it the car will be even more insane than everyone thought. Over the rather aggressive body kit, it will come with a new engine, a new transmission and a lot of upgrades under the skin, all meant to make it faster. The base price will likely hover around $80,000, nearly $30,000 more than that of the Mustang but despite that GM will definitely sell quite a few just thanks to its sheer performance. The availability is still unknown but just like with the older model the car will likely be offered in a limited amount and only for a limited amount of time as well.